What are your top 3 favorite female singers?

What are your top 3 favorite female singers?


I have come very late in life to an appreciation of Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA.

Aside from being gorgeous, in her prime I think she had one of the finest voices in pop music.  Such bell-like purity of tone, incredible range without over singing, incredible versatility.  And of course when combined with Frida the famous ABBA “third voice” arose.  Both girls were talented singers to start out with but Benny and
Bjorn pushed them to their limits over and over until they became thoroughbreds in the pop singing world.  


I like many groups with female vocalists, but if I think about vocalists who I can just admire even for sheer talent and tone, my other favorites would be Karen Carpenter,  Barbara Streisand.

(And the Heart sisters...)

Margo Timmins

Linda Ronstadt

Lucinda Williams

(Runner up might be Alison Krauss)